2 teens charged with attempted murder in shooting of Oxon Hill High student

In addition to extra security, school officials also have another crisis counseling team on campus to provide support for anyone who needs it. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

WASHINGTON — Two teens have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an Oxon Hill High School student Monday afternoon.

Prince George’s County police said 17-year-old Zanaya Bryant and 18-year-old Anthony Hollingsworth, both of Clinton, Maryland, are being charged as adults in the shooting.

The victim is a 17-year-old 11th-grade student at the school.

The student was shot twice in the chest about 5:15 p.m. Monday after getting inside an SUV with Bryant and Hollingsworth in a parking lot on the periphery of the Oxon Hill High campus, police said.

Police said Bryant and the student who was shot were acquaintances and that the motive may have been robbery. Earlier, police had said the shooting came after an altercation involving the students.

The student who was shot exited the SUV and ran back into nearby Oxon Hill High where staff members called 911, police said. The student was taken to the hospital and was initially listed in critical condition. His condition improved to stable, and police said Tuesday afternoon he had been released from the hospital.

No other students were hurt. School was not in session at the time of the shooting, although some extracurricular activities were going on at the time.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon, Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said police are still seeking a third suspect in the shooting.


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